The committee considered whether the UK Equality Act 2010, a legislative framework, adequately supports the fight against disability discrimination and how it can be made to work better for disabled people. Aspects covered include: the Red Tape Challenge; the Public Sector Equality Duty; leisure facilities and housing; access to justice; the restoration of the Equality and Human Rights helpline and conciliation service; and communication. Major issues identified were the need to include disabled people in the planning of services and buildings and communication concerning this, the need to be proactive rather than reactive or process driven and the importance of enforceable rights. Statistics concerning disabled people living in the UK are presented. The development of the Equality Act, and it's relationship with the UNCRPD and with EU law are outlined.
This report provides an introduction into the needs of persons with disabilities in disasters and emergencies and reviews the challenges, effective policies and practices of inclusive disaster and emergency management. It compiles international mandates and guidelines, strategies and practices for inclusive disaster management and gives an overview of the disaster and emergency management process and how persons with disabilities can be affected at each stage. This report highlights the importance of information and communication technologies throughout the process and provides related case studies
From the introduction: "This toolkit is for researchers and practitioners who wish to communicate to policymakers. The tools are therefore specifically geared towards the needs of researchers and practitioners in civil society organisations (CSOs), including development NGOs, research institutes, think tanks, universities and networks. The toolkit addresses the questions of how researchers and CSOs can best communicate evidence in order to inform or influence policy, to achieve their own stated development objectives, or simply to make their own knowledge accessible and understandable to a wider audience." After a brief but useful introduction, tools are presented in four sections: planning, packaging, targeting and monitoring
This book deals with the operation and management of formal knowledge networks, which the authors consider to be a valuable tool for sustainable development. Looking beyond simply using the technology of the internet, the book contends that such tools, strategically deployed, can engage decision makers and aggregate and build on the knowledge of southern-based organisations. The book addresses specifically: definitions of knowledge networks and different models of collaboration; engaging decision makers; specific management issues; challenges and lessons learned from IISD work; and planning, monitoring and evaluating knowledge networks
This guide helps to reduce the exposure of people to risks caused by disasters. Assessing vulnerability and capacities provides opportunities for the collection of relevant information about communities and impending risks before the event occurs. Guidance on how to prepare and initiate a vulnerability and capacity assessment is provided
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